Qualifications for admission to FAU
To study at a university, you must have a university entrance qualification. In Germany, this is usually the Abitur which means that you have obtained a general qualification for university entrance allowing you access to all subjects offered at universities and institutes of higher education.
However, there are also other entrance qualifications which allow you to study at least certain subjects at a university. Under specific circumstances, people who have completed alternative qualifications (such as the Meisterprüfung or equivalent) may qualify for general university entrance, and qualified professionals may qualify for certain subjects.
At the same time, certain degree programmes require special qualifications such as specific language proficiency.
Further information for international applicants
Study opportunities for refugees
FAU stands for intercultural diversity, openness and tolerance. We are committed to helping refugees find their way to our university and doing the best we can to support them. We would like to welcome you to FAU and offer information about studying at our university and our German courses on this website.